Sometimes a simple handmade sympathy card speaks the most eloquently. Get the quick steps to make this soft and pretty one with my free pdf.
Some of the hardest cards for paper crafters to make seem to be sympathy cards. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a customer say they loved to make these cards of condolence.
So it makes sense in my mind then, the simpler you can make them, the better. And this one is certainly quick and easy to put together!
Isn’t it lovely? The coloured heart is a die cut from the Many Hearts Dies I used as a stencil.
Once I cut the heart out with my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, I used the new Blending Brushes to swirl the light pink Blushing Bride ink over top of it on a Basic White notecard.
The new Blending Brushes are absolutely wonderful to work with. With hundreds of soft and pliable bristles, they are perfect to create soft backgrounds like you see here. Not only that, they
- are flexible and ergonomically built (so your hand won’t get tired)
- can be used over and over again with a simple swirl onto scrap paper to remove any remaining colour (so you don’t need to buy a whole bunch of brushes for every colour of ink)
- are super soft so you can’t see harsh dots of colour (so it’s easy to recreate a card like you see above with little effort)
Once I was happy with my blending, I choose the beautiful sentiment from the Touched Your Heart stamps to stamp over top. I chose a contrasting, yet soft, Sahara Sand ink.
The finishing touch is one understated and Elegant Faceted gem.
Simple Handmade Sympathy Card
Want to make one for yourself? Get all the steps in my free pdf by clicking on the image below.
If you love quick and easy cards to make in minutes, here’s another card that you might think about making for a sympathy card – or perhaps even a birthday card!
There are very few supplies to make this card at home. Add any of the supplies I used into your own craft space by clicking on any of them here.
Thank you for stopping by to see what I’ve been creating in my studio.
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Here’s the card without – and with -the elegant faceted gem. Do you think it needs it?
While we never really ‘enjoy’ making sympathy cards, when we put our card making skills to use, we can make a simple handmade sympathy card to convey heartfelt thoughts.